Classy start from favourites at FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship
Caguas, Gurabo, Juncos and Maunabo, Puerto Rico, September 11, 2015 - Each one with different obstacles, but in the end all favourites from FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship began with the right foot their road in Puerto Rico. China, Japan and Brazil - all of them medal winners in 2013 gathered straight-set wins, as well as U18 champions Italy, Dominican Republic, Russia and Peru, while Bulgaria needed four sets against host team Puerto Rico. Read more...
Defending champions China managed to hold back Mexico 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-23) in Juncos, after some good fight from the American team in a Pool B match. At that same group, Peru enjoyed the support of a very loud crowd to defeat European champions Serbia 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 28-26). Read more...
Meanwhile, in Caguas, Japan opened the tournament with an overwhelming 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-10) win over Egypt, ignited by a 11-point production of reserve spiker Kaori Mabashi, and Italy had to use much more energy to celebrate over a battling Chinese Taipei, but in the end it was a 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-21) for the European side, on several Pool C games. Read more...
In Gurabo venue, Brazil relied on the offensive force formed by Drussyla Costa and Lorenne Geraldo to achieve a 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-17) sweep over Czech Republic. In the following Pool D shift, Dominican Republic added another three-set result to the chart, with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-21) victory over Turkey that was enabled by the effective blocks and serves from the Caribbean side. Read more...
The biggest attraction for local fans was in Maunabo, as home favourites Puerto Rico provided an interesting game against Bulgaria, which grabbed a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-21) win. However, Pool A is led by Russia after a display of all of their might to stomp Cuba on the first set and, although the Cuban side rose to the challenge afterwards, wrap up a 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-17). Read more...
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